Christ Church, Mountain Top; recognize college/other grads
to Worship, Psalm 113
string of stories, one pearl to
eternal life (10.17-31)
his own death (10.32-34)
last will be first” (10.31)
be slave of all” (10.44)
the disciples, “spoke sternly” (10.13)
the crowd, “sternly ordered to be quiet” (10.48)
know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it
over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among
you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and
whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man
came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.
especially the least
heart of Jesus
receiving the news from the telegraph operator that Confederate forces had
captured a brigadier general and 100 horses … “It is hard to lose those horses
… I can make a brigadier general in five minutes.” (audio book, probably in
life (Mk 10.17-31)
“How do you make general?”
to 2nd Lieut: “That’s how you make first lieutenant”
than being general!
who is your rival
inconceivable path to his death
when he put himself, his life, SECOND could we live
vying to be FIRST.
James and John” (10.41)
and his death
at the state department (lot too small, attendants park everyone in) … who gets
to be at the front of the line?
leadership literature now refers to the concept of “servant leadership”. But
this practice is not simply about what works, though it does. That may be so
for some leaders, but for disciples of Jesus this is far too cynical.
serve the greatness of others because it is what Jesus does
sell out to give your all because Jesus did that for us
go second, not first, because Jesus put us first.
serves us in his death, Jesus serves us even today with his prayers and through